Student Opportunities

Last Updated: 2/6/2020 1:06 PM

Student Opportunities

Students have many opportunities to be involved in state, community, and school programs that enhance leadership and promote academics.  Most of these opportunities are very selective and competitive. Involvement in these types of programs helps students develop a comprehensive resume and skill set.   

We recommended starting the application process as early as possible.  Teachers and counselors are available for assistance.  


Company's, Colleges, Vistors & Scholarship Information

Western Kentucky University (WKU) at MCHS
Tomorrow - Thursday, February 6th
2nd Period (9:40 a.m.) - Club Day
Please sign up on the red sheet outside Room 1014 if you have questions about your application to WKU, or if you would like to learn more about WKU.

Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery test (ASVAB)
Thursday, February 13
8:05 a.m.
Lecture Lab
Sign up in the Guidance Office with Ms. Holly Sharp

United Parcel Service (UPS) and Jefferson Community & Technical College (JCTC)
Student and Parent Meeting

New Date! This was canceled due to school being closed yesterday.
Now scheduled for:
Thursday, February 13 at 5:30 p.m.
Please e-mail me or sign up outside Room 1014.

Lincoln Memorial University (LMU), Harrogate, TN
Friday, February 21
Blue and Gray Day: campus tour, experience 2 college courses, application assistance, free lunch! Students and parents are welcome to attend - just 2 hours from Richmond!
sign up online:

Kentucky Association for College Admission Counseling (KYACAC)
Kimberly D. Merritt Achieve Your Dreams Scholarship

Award: $500
Deadline: March 1
online application
The 500-word essay: "Name someone who impacted or inspired your college admissions process and state why he/she was beneficial in your journey."

Alpha Delta Kappa Scholarship
This is an International Education Sorority.
Award: $1,000
requirement: Female planning to major in education and essay: "Why I want to pursue a career in education.:
Deadline: Thursday, March 5, 2020, by 3:00 p.m.
See Mrs. Ford in Room 1014 for an application.

Madison County GOP Ladies Republican Club
Deadline: April 1, 2020
Requirement: Female attending EKU in the Fall
see Mrs. Ford in Room 1014 for an application.
Award: TBA

PB&J Scholarship!
Award: $500 - $1,000
apply online at
Deadline: May 31, 2020
This scholarship was established to help students whose ACT test scores or GPAs might not be the best, but have the drive to succeed. The founder of this scholarship was determined to go to college, but his test scores and GPA were low. He received many rejection letters. He persevered, living off many PB&J sandwiches his first year of college, and is now helping others who face similar obstacles.

Governor's Scholars Program        Governor's Scholars Program   

The Governor’s Scholars Program is a summer residential program for outstanding juniors in Kentucky. Selection for the program is highly competitive, with an application process similar to that of prestigious colleges and universities. 

There are several parts to the GSP applications and students are encourage to start the application process as early as possible and have several people review the documents before submission. 

Governor's Scholar is often offered scholarships based on their selection into the program. 

Website: Governor's Scholars Program
Applications are usually Due Before Christmas Break

Governor's School for Entrepreneur Logo    Governor's School for Entrepreneurs   

Kentucky teens with an entrepreneurial spirit are selected for a three-week residential program that immerses the student in a creative space and supplies with the tools needed to unleash their innate entrepreneurial spirits.  During the program, motivated teams of high school students develop a business model, design a prototype, and pitch their startup to a large audience and panel of judges.

This is a great program for inventive, creative students. 

Website:  Governor's School for Entrepreneurs
The application process is in the Fall of the School Year. 

The Kentucky School for the Arts Logo   Governor's School for the Arts

The Governor's School for the Arts is a summer program for current sophomores or juniors living in the state of Kentucky who have an extraordinary talent in a performing area such as art, drama, music, and writing.    

This completive program with both an application and an audition process. 

Website:  Governor's School for the Arts
The application process begins in the Fall

Hoby Logo     Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Program

Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership is an organization dedicated to "training and nurturing the young leaders of tomorrow."

The staff selects sophomores (one boy and one girl) to represent Madison Central at a 3 to 4-day seminar at a local college. The seminar is usually held in late May or early June. 

Access the Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Program website to learn more about the program. 

I Believe Foundation Logo     I- Believe Foundation Conference


The I-Believe Foundation offers Applachian students a "free" 5 - day summer workshop to develop 21st Century skills. 

This workshop is conducted in a college setting to promote the importance of high education.


Go to the I Believe Foundation Website to learn more about the program and to register for the summer workshops. 


Madison County School Logo for Youth Leadership    Madison County Youth Leadership Program

At the end of the sophomore year, students receiving gifted education services are invited to apply for Youth Leadership Madison County. 

This leadership program for gifted and talented students in their junior year is intended to promote the positive aspects of leadership and community involvement by providing young adults with informal educational experiences in the areas of Economy, Arts/ Entertainment, Government, and Health/Wellness. 

Being a member of the Madison County Youth Leadership program is an excellent addition to a high school resume.

See a school counselor for more details.


Superintendent Teen Task Force Logo    Superintendent Teen Task Force

The Superintendent Teen Task Force is comprised of students representing the junior and senior classes of each high school who meet monthly to experience interactive student leadership training and to discuss the issues relevant to students in Madison County. 

Students can apply for the Task Force by completing an application available through the counseling office.  The application is available at the beginning of the school year. 

Being select to participate in this program is a great honor for our students and is an excellent addition to a high school resume. 

  Central Kentucky Youth Salute Logo  The Central Kentucky Youth Salute

This program honors high school juniors who maintain a high scholastic average and have demonstrated leadership ability.  When selected, a student is photographed by Holifield's Photography and a display of the students travels throughout the school and community. 

Scholarships are also available for participants of this program. 

See the Central Kentucky Youth Salute Website for more information. The applications are available in the counseling office in the fall of the school year. 

US House of Representative Logo     Youth Ambassador Leadership Conference

The Office of Congressman Andy Barr is seeking high school juniors and seniors to apply for the Sixth Congressional District’s Youth Ambassador Leadership Conference. The Youth Ambassador Leadership Conference is a non-partisan, educational experience designed for high school students that provides a unique opportunity to learn about leadership from leaders across Kentucky while serving as an ambassador for their school.

The program will consist of participation and discussions from top Commonwealth leaders in the areas of government, education, and business.  The one day conference will last for approximately 4-5 hours and will be held in or near Lexington. It will include a program consisting of a dynamic panel discussion on leadership and the opportunity to engage with panel members and each other in individual interactive breakout sessions.

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